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No comment from Loeffler or Collins on DoD proposal to cut over $2 billion from military health care even as “defense officials say troops and their families could be hurt”
ATLANTA — The Trump administration recently announced a devastating new attack on health care during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, proposing over $2 billion in cuts that “could effectively gut the Pentagon’s health care system during a nationwide pandemic.”
But have Senator Kelly Loeffler or Congressman Doug Collins stood up to the Trump administration over this latest attack on health care? Not a chance.
Even as “defense officials say troops and their families could be hurt,” Loeffler and Collins have kept standing behind the administration and their reckless attacks on health care at a time when “cases are rising the most on military bases [including] in…Georgia.” One Pentagon official also warned the proposed cuts are “weakening the ability to protect the health of active-duty troops in military theaters abroad.” But as their anti-health care records show, both Loeffler and Collins will always put politics ahead of Americans’ access to affordable, quality care.
“Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins would rather fight for the White House’s support than fight to protect military health care in a pandemic,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Once again, Loeffler and Collins are choosing to side with the Trump administration and its irresponsible attacks on health care over hardworking families — including our military families.”
Read more about the Trump Administration’s plan to slash military health care:
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